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by Billyboy78
3 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 50
Views: 1113

Re: Attendance- Perspective

Men’s Basketball Ticket Sales Surpass 2016-2017 Totals http://www.gorhody.com/sports/m-baskbl/2017-18/releases/20171213jramqy That's great news! I have spoken to Tyler Foley on the phone several times...really nice guy. I'd love to see four or five 7000+ games this year. We also need the season tic...
by Billyboy78
3 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2346

Re: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM

I think I remember the players walking around campus with bull horns announcing games. Does anybody remember that? And how long ago that was?
by Billyboy78
4 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2346

Re: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM

Anyway, if kids on campus don't even know yet that there's a home game on Saturday, once again, that's pretty poor marketing.
by Billyboy78
4 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2346

Re: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM

My daughter who's a sophomore came home today between exams and I asked her if she was going to the game on Saturday. She said "What game?". UGH. I brought her to games since she was 5. She's in a sorority no less. We have work to do. How can the kids on campus not know there's a game? Ye...
by Billyboy78
7 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2346

Re: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM

Any stream for this game? I'm hoping to head down from the Boston area, but the in laws are in town, so it's going to be tough to get away. Was hoping to take my father in law, but he has no interest in the sport at all. Aren't having the in-laws in town all the more reason to get away? Kidding!!!
by Billyboy78
13 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2346

Re: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM

RhowdyRam02 wrote:Some students may already be gone but finals go until the 21st here.

That's good. Hopefully we can get a decent student turnout.
by Billyboy78
13 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2346

Re: 12/16 | Charleston Cougars | 4:00PM

Will students still be on campus for this one ? My daughter goes to UVM and they are done with finals tomorrow. Is it the same for URI?
by Billyboy78
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: DiSano's chat with Preston Murphy.
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: DiSano's chat with Preston Murphy.

reef wrote:What class is he in ??

He's a freshman, Reef. He made the varsity team as a frosh.
by Billyboy78
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 67
Views: 1061

Re: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?

If we're going to consistently be at or near the top of the A10 for the next few years, is there any chance we get invited to a better conference? I mean, Dave Gavitt can't stop us anymore...
by Billyboy78
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: DiSano's chat with Preston Murphy.
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: DiSano's chat with Preston Murphy.

I'm hoping Dan was talking to Murph about Preston Jr. I remember seeing him play as a little kid. He ran circles around the other kids and handled the ball like it was on a string. Maybe he's interested in dad's Alma mater? He's a very good prospect.
by Billyboy78
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 50
Views: 1113

Re: Attendance- Perspective

Well I think that's a pretty lousy comparison -- If URI was selling out the Ryan Center every night, of course you could sit and point out the fact that you are selling out every night and say "How much more could we be doing in a bigger arena?" That's your Red Sox comp ... Fenway is smal...
by Billyboy78
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 71
Views: 1551

Re: Projo Fairness

To RR02. In reference to your comment about my anecdote, I was referring to a trend that started long before Bill Koch. I have been a fan since I was a teenager back in the early 60's, and have witnessed the apathy towards URI basketball for nearly 60 years, and I can honestly say, from my perspect...
by Billyboy78
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 71
Views: 1551

Re: Projo Fairness

PK was much better.
by Billyboy78
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 71
Views: 1551

Re: Projo Fairness

......some random thoughts here......don’t really care what Koch writes, the Phamlet is dropped daily in my drive way......the paper is the Providence Journal not the Rhode Island Journal, most of their news coverage is Providence based(lots to cover)they gave up the local/regional coverage years a...
by Billyboy78
4 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Villanova Commit)
Replies: 333
Views: 23194

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Villanova Commit)

49 points last night, including 7 threes and 17-18 from the line.
by Billyboy78
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 50
Views: 1113

Re: Attendance- Perspective

Is there any place we can find numbers such as season tickets and mini-plans sold for a certain year?
by Billyboy78
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3788

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

PeterRamTime wrote:Cartwright may actually be guarding himself in this game.

Again???!!!
by Billyboy78
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3788

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Yea heres a thought after seeing that Ulmer video, why the hell doesn’t anyone on this team dunk the ball besides a fast break, and I haven’t seen an alley oop in five years. Is Hurley coaching them that way? If you get to the game early and watch warmups, you'll see a lot of guys trying some crazy...
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Anybody else in Bama for tonight?
Replies: 26
Views: 1064

Re: Anybody else in Bama for tonight?

bigappleram wrote:That 88 game against #1 Temple in Keaney Gym is still the most hyped URI game experience ever. The #1 team in the country, playing in a glorified high school gym. The noise was deafening. Section 8.

I was there. Macon, right?
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 8609

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

So, supposedly EC is back for the next game. Which guard sits? I think Jarvis has to start and Jeff has to sit. Anybody agree?
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Anybody else in Bama for tonight?
Replies: 26
Views: 1064

Re: Anybody else in Bama for tonight?

I always wondered if Josh Oppenheimer was related to Jess Oppenheimer. Jess was a Hollywood producer with his biggest claim to fame being the brains and the producer of the "I Love Lucy" show. Yes, Josh was from L.A... Jess died in 1988 in, yes, L.A. I'm guessing they were related, grandfa...
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 8609

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

If Cyril has a sports hernia, why does anyone think it's going to get better while he continues to play?
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 8609

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

Well, I hope this game was a wake up call.
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 8609

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

We have four assists in this game....FOUR!!!
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 8609

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

This is not a good team we're playing. I hope we don't blow this opportunity.
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 8609

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

We look really sluggish on both ends.
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3788

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

We know that Cox is a great recruiter? Do we know if would be a good head coach. I'm not saying he wouldn't be. But I don't think we know.
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Signed LOI)
Replies: 280
Views: 18285

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Signed LOI)

For anyone interested, Dana Tate, Ismael Massoud and their MacDuffie teammates will be playing at the St. Andrews holiday classic next Friday, the 15th, in Barrington .They will be taking on Tilton, led by Marcus and Max Zegarowski. Should be an outstanding high school game and an outstanding tourna...
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3788

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

UConn really in a down period, looked pretty lost vs Syracuse zone last night and though they have some high level talent (Adams, Vital) they don't have it in the quantity nor quality that they once did. That potential job opening is a threat to our future...would be dam near impossible to turn dow...
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '19 PA PF - Tre Mitchell (Offer)
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: '19 PA PF - Tre Mitchell (Offer)

That's a big kid. Imagine pairing him with Harris for three years.
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Fatts Named A10 Rookie of the Week
Replies: 46
Views: 1198

Re: Fatts Named A10 Rookie of the Week

reef wrote:I recall that thread Snoop on the recruiting thread

Didn't DH say couple weeks ago that Fatts would average over 20 in the future ??

He said he could lead the A10 in scoring a couple of times.
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 8609

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

rhodysurf wrote:Just buy a chromecast ya dinosaurs

I'm still trying to figure out how to set my VCR...
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Fatts Named A10 Rookie of the Week
Replies: 46
Views: 1198

Re: Fatts A10 ROW

In a half time discussion, Blue Man said he felt Fatts was like Tyson Wheeler. I think he's more like Silk Owens. Silk was listed at 6', but that was generous. He was a ballhawking, scoring machine, who played with a bullet in his arm, and feared nothing. He had his NYC attitude from day one. Slept...
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: PC vs URI Tickets
Replies: 91
Views: 3978

Re: PC vs URI Tickets

sf2010 wrote:Haha thanks for the suggestions everybody, but Fatts isn’t the cutest name for a little baby girl...

Fatima?
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 47
Views: 1362

Re: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary

The corner sections in the 200s and the midcourt sections in the 300s are pretty much sold out for the C of C game. That's because of the increase in the mini-plans,
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 11949

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

bigappleram wrote:Agreed. I blame him for no succession plan :)

Didn't they stop him from doing it?
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 11949

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

bigappleram wrote:Another great branding asset that has all but disappeared from the game experience, Rhody the Ram.
Old Rhody was 1 of our most marketable assets and was put out to pasture. Dumb.

As was Blue Man.
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 11949

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

Rhode_Island_Red wrote:If Saturday's game had been played back in the 70s, we would have been singing:

The Fryizz came over the mountain
The Fryizz came over the mountain
The Fryizz came over the moun-TAINNNNNN
And Rhody kicked their ass!

Sounds tame now, but it was a different world back then.

I remember!
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Fatts Named A10 Rookie of the Week
Replies: 46
Views: 1198

Re: Fatts A10 ROW

Is there a reason some want to promote all of the seniors except Stan?
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 11949

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

When you guys were 18, 19 years old and had a few beers, did you all act like choir boys? I can't even imagine what I did at Keaney at that age. C'mon. It's a word. Lighten up.
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 47
Views: 1362

Re: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary

I think the conference schedule attendance will truly dictate Dan's willingness to stay or go. Every single excuse that's been listed for attendance - NCAA, A10 title, NCAA win, national ranking, beating PC - we've covered. It very well could be as many have said that the location/etc doesn't bode ...
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 47
Views: 1362

Re: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary

Obadiah wrote:Remember the full effect of the mini packages incremental to the full season tickets began with the PC game and the second game in the package is the C. of C. game.

Yes, it looks like that game will have a good crowd too....not close to 8000, but well over 6000.
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 8609

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

Yeah might need to play the bigs more. I seem to remember us playing well when we had both Berry and Langevine in the game at the same time. I like our guards against theirs in this game. They haven't faced pressure like ours. We are full of senior leaders and we are a program that has been rebuilt...
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 11949

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

People keep mentioning Young when they talk about PC's future. He doesn't look like the guy to me; I'd take Nate Watson over Young 10/10 times. Not that they have to choose, obviously - they get them both; but when you talk about their future, to me it is Watson first, then Diallo, then MAL and the...
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2883
Views: 184654

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Great there were the kids from Expression at game. I hope there were some Rhody ‘19 recruits at the game last night. Also hope there are players that Dan and the assistants are going to watch today. Great time to take advantage of this high. I'm not positive, but one of the kids in that picture wit...
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 11949

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

TruePoint wrote:I don't know if he played at the Abbey, but he is listed as being from Illinois.

Yeah, I had the wrong kid. Fonts is the kid from Portsmouth who played at the Abbey.
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 11949

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

Jarvis made Cartwright look like a CBI caliber player yesterday. Great to see JG’s confidence back. Also noticed that Cooley played zone for 2 speperate possessions, URI scored 5 points with an open high low layup and then an open 3. Both baskets got the crowd pumped and the momentum built. Just ca...
by Billyboy78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 11949

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

I don't know where to put this, but I love this kid.


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